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“THE FIRST TRULY COMPLETE WORK
IN THE HISTORY OF COMPARATIVE ANATOMY”

CUVIER, Georges. Lecons d"Anatomie Comparee. Paris, 1800-05. Five volumes.

First edition of this founding work of modern comparative zoology, illustrated with seven large folding tables and 52 engraved plates. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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LA FONTAINE’S TALES: FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH, IN ORIGINAL BOARDS

LA FONTAINE, Jean de. La Fontaine"s Tales: Imitated in English Verse. London, 1814. Two volumes.

First complete edition in English of La Fontaine’s Contes et Nouvelles. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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WITH LARGE MAP OF THE FULL LENGTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, 1828

BELTRAMI, J.C. Pilgrimage in Europe and America. London, 1828. Two volumes.

First edition in English of Beltrami’s La Decouverte des Sources du Mississippi, with engraved frontispiece portrait, a large folding map of the length of the Mississippi River (appearing in this edition for the first time), two engraved folding plans and three engraved plates of Indian ornaments. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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WONDERFULLY HUMOROUS ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ PHOTOGRAPH OF DOGS

KERTÉSZ, André. Photographic print of dogs surrounding tree. New York, 1972.

Photograph printed by Kertész’s studio, dated by him in pencil on the verso, apparently produced to promote the publication of Sixty Years of Photography (1972). $2,000.00$1,400.00

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WITH 60 BRILLIANTLY HAND-COLORED ENGLISH COSTUME PLATES

MARTIN, Charles and Leopold. Civil Costume of England. London, 1842.

First edition of this lavishly illustrated book of English historical costume, with 60 intricately hand-colored etchings by Leopold Martin after drawings by Charles Martin, heightened with gilt and gum arabic. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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“TO FORESEE THE FUTURE INTELLIGENTLY IN REGARD TO SUPPLY AND DEMAND, PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION…”

BENNER, Samuel. Benner"s Prophecies or Future Ups and Downs in Prices. Cincinnati, 1876.

First edition of Benner’s guide to speculation in hogs, corn and other commodities. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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FIRST EDITION OF GIBBON’S MISCELLANEOUS WORKS

GIBBON, Edward. Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. London, 1796. Two volumes.

First edition of Gibbon’s memoirs, letters, and additional works, posthumously collected and published by his closest friend, Lord Sheffield. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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“TROUBLES OVER PAPER MONEY AND THE QUARTERING OF SOLDIERS THAT KEPT ALIVE THE FEELING AGAINST ENGLAND”

(REVOLUTION). Acts of Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1775.

First edition of this official folio collection of the Acts of the Pennsylvania Assembly, published by Franklin’s longtime partner and spanning the rule of four British monarchs, containing a printing of the Pennsylvania charter of 1681, issued only one year after the convening of the First Continental Congress and shortly before the Assembly was disbanded on the eve of revolution. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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“POWERFULLY HELPED TO BUILD UP THE NEW CHURCH OF THE QUAKERS”

PENINGTON, Isaac. Works. London, 1681. Two volumes bound as one.

Scarce first edition of the “subtle and profound” writings of the leading early Quaker. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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SIGNED LIMITED LARGE-PAPER FIRST EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 250 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH EVELYN WAUGH AND ILLUSTRATOR STUART BOYLE, IN EXCEEDINGLY RARE PRINTED GLASSINE DUST JACKET

WAUGH, Evelyn. The Loved One. London, 1948.

Signed limited large-paper first book edition, number 173 of only 250 copies signed by Evelyn Waugh and illustrator Stuart Boyle, in extremely rare printed glassine dust jacket. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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TO WIESENTHAL “THE HOLOCAUST WAS NOT ONLY A JEWISH TRAGEDY BUT A HUMAN ONE”: FIRST EDITION OF WIESENTHAL’S RARE FIRST BOOK

(HOLOCAUST) WIESENTHAL, Simon. KZ Mauthausen. Linz and Wien, 1946.

First edition of Simon Wiesenthal’s rare first book, published only one year after his liberation from the brutality of Mauthausen death camp, one of the first published narratives of the Holocaust, with his text in German, a full-page duotone of Mauthausen, red-and-black front wrapper and 25 full-page duotones after striking original drawings and photo-montages by him, in original wrappers. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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WITH DOZENS OF LARGE FOLIO PHOTOGRAVURES AFTER MASTER
FRENCH PAINTERS AND ILLUSTRATORS, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND

SOCIETE D’AQUARELLISTES FRANCAIS. Ouvrage d"Art. Paris, 1883. Two volumes.

Beautifully bound limited edition of this splendidly illustrated survey of the Fifth Exposition of the Société d’Aquarellistes, number 43 of only 110 copies printed on Japon Imperiale. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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DRYDEN’S 1695 TRANSLATION OF DU FRESNOY’S ART OF PAINTING

(DRYDEN, John) DU FRESNOY, Charles Alphonse. De Arte Graphica (The Art of Painting). ISSUED WITH: A Short Account of Painters. London, 1695. Two volumes in one.

First translation into English prose by Dryden of Du Fresnoy’s Latin poem on the practice of art, prefaced by Dryden’s famous Parallel of Poetry and Painting, with engraved allegorical frontispiece by Henry Cooke, issued together with Richard Graham’s biographical chronology of painters. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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“THE UTOPIAN STEP OF TURNING HUMANKIND INTO ONE BIG MELTING POT”

OHARA, Ken. One. Tokyo, 1970.

First edition of Ohara’s first book, his seminal conceptualist work of portraiture, with 500 black-and-white close-ups of individual faces photographed on the streets of New York. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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“ONE DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF A GOLF GAME…”

EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Typed letter signed. Gettysburg, July 13, 1965.

Delightfully conversational typed letter from Dwight D. Eisenhower to his friend, Harry Anholt, the long-time manager of Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel, regarding golf, back maladies, and the weather, boldly initialed by Eisenhower. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 300 PLATES AND PORTRAITS

(ROBINSON, Henry Crabb). SADLER, Thomas, editor. Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence. London, 1869. Three volumes bound in six. First edition, extra-illustrated with 300 plates, handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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“A KALEIDOSCOPE OF MOVEMENT AND LIGHT”

WEIFENBACH, Terri. In Your Dreams. (Tucson), 1997.

Signed limited first edition, number 485 of only 500 copies, signed by Terri Weifenbach, with text by photographer Robert Adams, featuring 25 exhibition-size brilliant four-color photographic plates. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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WITH THE FIRST HISTORY OF PLAYING CARDS, 1704

MÉNESTRIER, Claude-François. Bibliotheque Curieuse et Instructive de Divers Ouvrages Anciens & Modernes. Trevoux, 1704. Two volumes in one.

First edition of this turn-of-the-18th-century annotated bibliography of suggested readings for a liberal education, with Ménestrier’s famous chapter on the history of playing cards (Volume II, page 168ff.) and an original pen-and-ink drawing of the medal presented to Louis XIV in 1703 (tipped at Volume I, page 149). $2,200.00$1,540.00

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SPIRITED FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A FOX-CHASE ON SOMERVILLE’S “THE CHASE,” 1802, ILLUSTRATED BY THE BEWICKS

(FORE-EDGE PAINTING) SOMERVILLE, William. The Chase; a Poem. London, 1802. Later illustrated edition of “The Case,” “held in high esteem by sportsmen,” with 13 fine wood-engraved vignettes by John and Thomas Bewick, and sporting a wonderful early fore-edge painting of the hunt, handsomely bound. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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ILLUSTRATED CONCHOLOGY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

BROWN, Captain Thomas. Illustrations of the Recent Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland. London, 1844.

Second edition, “greatly enlarged,” of this classic catalogue of mollusca, with 62 full-page plates of shells (nine hand-colored), drawn by Thomas Brown and engraved by William Home Lizars. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF HECKSHER’S MERCANTILISM, 1934, IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS

HECKSCHER, Eli F. Mercantilism. London, 1934.

First edition in English of this economic history of Europe from the 16th to the 18th century focusing on identifying the key characteristics of mercantilism, translated by Mendel Shapiro, in original dust jackets. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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“THE CONFEDERACY MAY ACQUIRE TERRITORY, AND SLAVERY SHALL BE ACKNOWLEDGED AND PROTECTED BY CONGRESS”

(CIVIL WAR). President Lincoln’s Innaugural. New York, 1861. Nine issues.

Original New York Tribune reports of events pursuant to the formal declaration of the Civil War, including reactions to Lincoln’s first inaugural address, the siege of Fort Sumter, Lincoln’s acknowledgment of a state of “insurrection,” and the blockade of Southern ports. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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WITH 60 LOVELY ENGRAVINGS OF SWISS LANDSCAPES, 1820

(SWITZERLAND) COCKBURN, James P. Swiss Scenery. London, 1820.

First edition of this lovely survey of Swiss landscapes and scenery, with engraved title page, vignette, and 60 full-page engraved plates. Very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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THE DE COVERLEY ESSAYS, IN A BEAUTIFUL KELLIEGRAM MOROCCO-GILT BINDING FEATURING AN ELABORATE MULTI-COLOR MOROCCO COVER INLAY OF THE FICTIONAL SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY

STEELE, Richard and ADDISON, Joseph. Sir Roger De Coverley. London, circa 1900.

Later edition of one of the leading series by two of the most famous 18th-century British periodical essayists, with illustrations by Chas. O. Murray, beautifully bound in a morocco-gilt Kelliegram binding with a detailed multi-color morocco cover inlay of Sir Roger De Coverley. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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PRESENTATION / ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE GILBRETHS’ APPLIED MOTION STUDY, INSCRIBED BY FRANK GILBRETH TO THE FIRST SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, WILLIAM C. REDFIELD

GILBRETH, Frank B. and GILBRETH, L.M. Applied Motion Study. New York, 1917.

First edition, presentation copy, of this important work on industrial efficiency, inscribed to the first United States Secretary of Commerce: “For Secretary Redfield with the compliments of Frank B. Gilbreth. Oct. 19, 1917.” $2,200.00$1,540.00

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“A SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL INSPIRATION… SECOND ONLY TO THE BIBLE”

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. Book of Common Prayer. Cambridge, 1758.

Lovely 1758 Cambridge quarto edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer, handsomely bound in contemporary full morocco-gilt. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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“ZION’S POETESS”

SNOW, Eliza R. Poems. Salt Lake City, 1877. Together, two volumes.

First editions of both volumes of Snow’s poetry, “words that have become permanently embedded in the Mormon culture,” in original cloth. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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“BE ENCOURAGED, ALL YE FRIENDS OF FREEDOM… TREMBLE ALL YE

OPPRESSORS OF THE WORLD!”

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) PRICE, Richard. Discourse on the Love of Our Country. London, 1790.

Third edition, the scarce first expanded edition of Price's controversial work, issued only one year after the first edition, documenting progress in human rights from England's Glorious Revolution to the American and French Revolutions, sparking Burke's refutation in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) and Wollstonecraft's endorsement in Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790). Beautifully bound. $2,250.00$1,575.00

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SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF THE SCIENCE OF DRAW POKER, 1901

CURTIS, David A. The Science of Draw Poker. New York, 1901.

First edition of this turn of the century guide to understanding, playing, and winning at poker. $2,250.00$1,575.00

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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, OF AL-ANON’S FAVORITE FORUM EDITORIALS, 1970, SIGNED BY LOIS WILSON AND HER SUCCESSOR AS FORUM EDITOR, MARGARET D.

WILSON, Lois. Al-Anon's Favorite Forum Editorials. New York, 1970.

First edition, presentation copy, signed by Lois Wilson as “Lois,” inscribed by the author of the foreword and her successor as the editor of Al-Anon’s FORUM newsletter: “To —— with Al-Anon love Margaret D.” $2,250.00$1,575.00

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SIGNED ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ PHOTOGRAPH

KERTÉSZ, André. Photographic print "Esztergom" New York, 1972.

Photograph printed by Kertész’s studio, signed, dated and captioned in his hand, apparently produced to promote the publication of Sixty Years of Photography (though it does not appear in the book). $2,300.00$1,610.00

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SIGNED AND DATED ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ PHOTOGRAPH

KERTÉSZ, André. Photographic print "Sziget Becse" New York, 1972.

Photograph printed by Kertész’s studio, signed and captioned by him in pencil on the verso, apparently produced to promote the publication of Sixty Years of Photography (1972) and eventually published in Kertész on Kertész (1985). $2,300.00$1,610.00

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SIGNED BY JOHN HERSEY, ROBERT PENN WARREN, AND JACOB LAWRENCE

HERSEY, John. Hiroshima. New York, 1983.

Limited edition of this “quietest and best” account of Hiroshima, number 868 of only 1500 copies signed by John Hersey, Robert Penn Warren, and Jacob Lawrence, and illustrated with eight color serigraphs by Lawrence. $2,300.00$1,610.00

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HANDSOMELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED SET ON FRENCH ROYALTY AND COURT LIFE

JACKSON, Catherine Charlotte. Works. Paris and Boston, circa 1900. Fourteen volumes. Large Paper Edition, number 531 of 1000 copies, beautifully illustrated with portrait frontispieces (some colored) and 98 additional plates. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“BEST OF THE GENTLEMAN NATURALISTS”

(PENNANT, Thomas). Arctic Zoology. London, 1784-85. Two volumes.

First edition of Pennant’s “classic work,” with 23 engraved plates-an attractively bound, uncut copy. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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AN INFLUENCE ON RICARDO

(BANK OF ENGLAND) (PARLIAMENT). Report of the Lords" Committee of Secrecy. London, 1797.

Scarce first edition of the results of the Secret Committee’s investigation of the Bank of England’s bullion crisis, with folding tables of accounts, in contemporary binding. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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FINE SET OF THE WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY

DE QUINCEY, Thomas. Works. Edinburgh, 1862-63, 1871. Sixteen volumes. Third collected edition, with frontispiece portraits and numerous illustrations, handsomely bound. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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SIGNED ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ PHOTOGRAPH OF SOUTH CAROLINA

KERTÉSZ, André. Photographic print "Lawn Jockeys" New York, 1972.

Photograph printed by Kertész’s studio, signed, dated and captioned by him, apparently produced to promote the publication of Sixty Years of Photography. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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TWO LARGE COLORFUL GILBERT AND SULLIVAN POSTERS

(GILBERT AND SULLIVAN) D’OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY. Two Original Posters for the 1919 Season. London, 1919.

Original poster depicting the headsman with axe from “The Yeoman of the Guard,” together with a large billboard announcing the season’s productions, with three poster designs: “The Yeoman,” “The Gondoliers,” and “The Mikado.” $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“THE FATHER OF MODERN LANDSCAPE”

ARMSTRONG, Sir Walter. Gainsborough and His Place in English Art. London, 1898.

First edition, splendidly illustrated with 62 photogravures and ten color lithographs, in a beautiful armorial binding by Bumpus. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS INSCRIBED BY SATCHMO
TO HIS LOVER WILLA MAE LANE

ARMSTRONG, Louis. Photographs inscribed. New York, 1939-42.

Four original photographs of Armstrong wonderfully inscribed by him to his lover Willa Mae Lane. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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ABBOTT’S DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE WORLD, 1624

ABBOTT, George. Briefe Description of the Whole World. London, 1624.

Sixth edition, with a lengthy discussion of North America, including Florida and the new colony of Virginia. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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WONDERFUL HAND-COLORED ENGRAVING OF ATLAS BY FREDERICK DE WIT

DE WIT, Frederick. Frontispiece for Zee Karten. [Amsterdam, 1675].

Magnificent hand-colored engraving of the “Titano” Atlas (with the mountain at his feet and Africa pictured in the eastern hemisphere), used by famed Amsterdam map-maker Frederick De Wit as the frontispiece to his nautical atlas, Zee Karten (1675). $2,500.00$1,750.00

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PUMPKIN MOONSHINE, TASHA TUDOR’S FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK, SIGNED BY HER

TUDOR, Tasha. Pumpkin Moonshine. London, New York and Toronto, 1938.

First edition of the first title in Tudor’s cherished “Calico” series, signed and dated (1987) by her on the front free endpaper. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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TWO ORIGINAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS BY VOLKER HEINZE, SIGNED

HEINZE, Volker. Two original photographs: "Robert Frank" and "William Eggleston" Berlin and New York, 1985, 1987. Signed limited printing of these two candid images: William Eggleston dozing at a restaurant and Robert Frank pointing a squirt-gun, number 21 of only 30 copies, signed by Heinze on the versos. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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FIRST EDITION OF THE CLASSIC WORK ON CREES AND CHIPPEWAYS

HIND, Henry Youle. Narrative of the Canadian Red River. London, 1860. Two volumes.

First edition of this early account of the Crees and Chippeways, illustrated with 20 full-page color-printed wood-engravings (some in four colors), depicting scenes of Indian life and views, seven hand-colored maps and charts (including two large folding maps), and numerous in-text black-and-white wood-engravings. Handsomely bound by Stikeman. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“NANSEN’S FRAM AND AMUNDSEN’S MAUD WERE HELPLESS WHEN DRIFTING WITH THE ICE”

WILKINS, George Hubert. Under the North Pole. New York, 1931.

Limited deluxe first edition of this plan to explore Arctic waters in a submarine, number 159 of 275 copies signed by expedition leader Wilkins and submariner Sloan Danenhower. With fine original silver gelatin photographic frontispiece portrait of Wilkins, one map, 30 photographic plates, and two plans. A beautiful copy. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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EXTENSIVE PHOTO ARCHIVE OF IRANIAN LIFE, 1947-1950

COLDRICK, William Percival. Photo archive of Iranian life. Abadan, 1947-50.

Large archive of over 400 vintage photographs of life in Abadan, taken by W.P. Coldrick, British chemist and lecturer with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, together with a collection of internal publications and company pamphlets. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“SOME MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE FLOATING THROUGH TIME AND SPACE”

(DORÉ, Gustave) TENNYSON, Alfred. Enid. London, 1868.

First Doré-illustrated edition of Tennyson’s Enid, one of the four stories that made up his poetic treatment of the Arthurian legend, Idylls of the King, with nine rich, full-page steel engravings by Doré. Beautifully bound in full gilt-decorated red morocco. The copy of Lincoln Kirstein, co-founder of the New York City Ballet. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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HODGES’ TRAVELS IN INDIA, WITH 14 LOVELY FULL-PAGE COPPER ENGRAVINGS

(INDIA) HODGES, William. Travels in India, During the Years 1780, 1781, 1782 & 1783. London, 1793.

First edition, with 14 fullpage engraved plates depicting views, structures, and costumes, and large folding engraved map. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“THE BEST AND SCARCEST OF THE OLD ENGLISH PLAYS”

(DODSLEY, R.). A Select Collection of Old Plays. London, 1744. Twelve volumes. First edition of Dodsley’s selection of 61 old English plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, 12 very handsome volumes in full contemporary calf-gilt. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF CORNELL’S TRADERS READY RECKONER, 1819

CORNELL, Stephen. Traders Ready Reckoner. Hudson, 1819.

First edition of this scarce 1819 manual of marketing tables, interest tables, wage calculations and more by New York mathematician and merchant Stephen Cornell, with over 150 tables and large folding “Interest Table.” $2,500.00$1,750.00

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MINOR MORALS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, WONDERFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY CRUIKSHANK AND HEATH, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND KELLIEGRAM-STYLE BY LAURIAT IN ELABORATE FULL MOROCCO-GILT WITH INLAID MOROCCO COVER ILLUSTRATION

BOWRING, John. Minor Morals for Young People. London, 1834.

First edition of this collection of didactic travel stories meant to teach young people virtuous behavior, with engraved plates by Heath and Cruikshank, beautifully bound in an elaborate full morocco-gilt Kelliegram-style binding by Charles E. Lauriat featuring a five-color morocco inlaid cover portrait of a soldier. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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A RICHLY ILLUSTRATED TROVE OF JAPANESE ART AND HANDICRAFTS

(JAPAN) JOLY, Henri. Legend in Japanese Art. London, 1908.

First edition of this richly illustrated survey of Japanese legends and folklore as reflected in that nation’s artworks, with nearly 700 photographic illustrations and reproductions, 16 in color. Handsomely bound by Bumpus. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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LIMITED FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF PIETSCH’S CONTEMPORARY GERMAN ART, 1888, ONE OF ONLY 1000 COPIES, RICHLY ILLUSTRATED WITH DOZENS OF PHOTOGRAVURES OF FAMOUS 19TH-CENTURY GERMAN PAINTINGS, HANDSOMELY BOUND

PIETSCH, Ludwig. Contemporary German Art. London, 1888. Two volumes.

Limited first edition in English, one of only 1000 copies printed, translated by N. D’Anvers from the original German, with dozens of photogravures after the original German paintings, handsomely bound in full armorial morocco-gilt. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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WITH THE GILT COAT-OF-ARMS OF POPE BENEDICT XIV

(POPE BENEDICT XIV) (CATHOLIC CHURCH). Constitutiones Apostolicae. Urbini, 1728.

18th-century Latin edition of this compendium of canonical law, in contemporary vellum-gilt with the arms of Pope Benedict XIV in gilt on the covers, indicating that it came from the Pope’s library or was presented by him as a gift. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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SOLICITING FUNDS FOR CHURCH MISSIONS IN CALIFORNIA, 1845

(CALIFORNIA) RODRIGUEZ DE SAN MIGUEL, Juan. Documentos Relativos al Piadoso Fondo de Misiones. México, 1845.

First edition of this collection of 23 documents detailing the urgent need for funds for the church in California. The copy of renowned Americana collector Bruce McKinney, with his bookplate. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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INSCRIBED BY ROBERT FRANK

FRANK, Robert. Hold Still Keep Going. Zurich-Berlin-New York, 2001. First edition of a major photobook on the revolutionary photography and cinema of Robert Frank—“one of the most important photographers of the 20th century”—inscribed by him, “Robert Frank May 19.02,” published to accompany a 2001-2001 traveling retrospective of his work, featuring over 100 photographic color and black-and-white illustrations, including many previously unpublished images, along with an interview and essays on his work, in original dust jacket. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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TWO LOVELY EARLY 19TH-CENTURY GERMAN GOUACHE PORTRAITS, HANDSOMELY FRAMED

(ART). Two early 19th-century gouache portraits. Germany, circa 1795 and circa 1810.

Wonderful pair of German gouache portraits, circa 1795 and circa 1815, painted on wooden panels, in handsome gilt frames. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“A PAGAN NOVEL FOR A PAGAN WORLD”

LEWIS, Sinclair. Arrowsmith. New York, 1925.

Signed limited first edition of what many consider Lewis’ greatest novel, number 139 of only 500 large paper copies signed by him. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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VERY SCARCE PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF SHERWOOD’S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING DRAMA, THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT, INSCRIBED AT LENGTH BY SHERWOOD, “PROBABLY THE BEST OF MY PLAYS… BRINGING ABOUT MY CLOSE FRIENDSHIP AND ASSOCIATION WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT”

(ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) SHERWOOD, Robert E. There Shall Be No Night. New York, 1940.

First edition of Sherwood’s powerful WWII drama, awarded the 1941 Pulitzer Prize, an exceptional presentation copy inscribed on the half title by him, reading in part: “For J—- M—- —Dear Mr. M—-, This is probably the best of my plays… Incidentally, this play was a factor in bringing about my close friendship and association with President Roosevelt later in 1940. With best regards, Robert E. Sherwood, March 1952.” $2,500.00$1,750.00

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CUI’S OPERA SARATSIN, INSCRIBED BY THE COMPOSER TO THE ORIGINAL DYUNIA

CUI, Cesar. Saratsin. Moscow, 1899.

First edition of the piano-vocal score, inscribed by the composer on the title page to the Russian bass Smirnov, the original Dyunia, in Russian: “To the ‘brave knight Dyunia’ in fond memories, 1899, C. Cui.” $2,600.00$1,820.00

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WINSLOW HOMER’S FIRST PUBLISHED WORK

HUNTER, William S. Ottawa Scenery. Ottawa City, 1855.

First edition of the first book to include illustrations engraved by Winslow Homer, with vignette title page, large folding map and 14 fine tinted lithographs of views of Ottawa City and its vicinity, including one plate initialed by Homer and five others attributed to him. $2,600.00$1,820.00

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WIRE STORIES AND PRESS PHOTOS OF THE ASSASSINATION OF ROBERT F. KENNEDY

(KENNEDY, Robert) ASSOCIATED PRESS. AP wire stories and photos covering assassination. New York, 1968.

Fifteen Associated Press wire stories and 12 press photographs covering the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. $2,600.00$1,820.00

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COLLECTION OF SIX EXTREMELY SCARCE OFFPRINTS BY ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, INCLUDING FOUR PRESENTATION COPIES

BELL, Alexander Graham. Upon the Electrical Experiments to Determine the Location of the Bullet + 5 offprints on deafness . Washington and Boston, 1882-circa 1917.

First offprint editions, four of which are presentation copies, of six highly influential articles by Alexander Graham Bell on the subjects of deafness and his electrical experiments to find the bullet in the body of President Garfield. $2,600.00$1,820.00

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JEAN COCTEAU’S PICASSO, INSCRIBED WITH
ORIGINAL DRAWING

COCTEAU, Jean. Picasso. Arcueil, circa 1956.

Later edition of Cocteau’s Picasso, inscribed on the title page, “Le feu jaillit de l’eau, La mer et l’oiseau, amities, Jean Cocteau.” With an original full-page pencil and blue wash drawing of a bird rising from the sea. $2,600.00$1,820.00

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“A NEW AVENUE OF EXPRESSION OPENING UP”

SHAHN, Ben. Dreyfus Affair. Cincinnati, 1984. Limited first edition, number XXII of only 60 copies withheld from sale (450 total), a magnificent portfolio production with the first collected publication of Shahn’s 1930s Dreyfus prints—eight exhibition-size color lithographic prints en pochoir—printed on Grandes Arches handmade vergé paper, loose as issued in descriptive sleeves, with a book of essays, in the original box. $2,600.00$1,820.00

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VIENNESE JEWISH PRAYER BOOK AND PSALTER, IN A LOVELY CONTEMPORARY “CATHEDRAL” BINDING

(JUDAICA—LITURGY). Seder Tefillah. Vienna, 1816.

Handsome early 19th-century Vienna prayer book, together with selections from the Book of Psalms, finely bound in contemporary morocco-gilt in the ‘cathedral binding’ style, with gothic arched windows and architectural elements. $2,600.00$1,820.00

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“LARGER AND BRIGHTER THAN THE REALITY”

DICKENS, Charles. Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London, 1839.

First edition, bound from early parts, of one of Dickens’ third novel and one of his most popular, illustrated with 39 etchings by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”) and extra-illustrated with 55 engraved plates, handsomely bound. $2,600.00$1,820.00

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“THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF WEST AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY

YET TO APPEAR IN ENGLISH”

(AFRICA) MOORE, Francis. Travels into the Inland Parts of Africa. London, 1738.

First edition of Moore’s authoritative and “valuable work” (Lowndes), an important record of his travels in Africa and on the river Gambia, including a key account of his friendship with Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (aka Job ben Solomon), enslaved son of an Muslim cleric who was freed and introduced to the English court before returning to Africa, with eleven copper-engraved plates (one folding) and large folding map of the river Gambia. $2,700.00$1,890.00

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THE GALE-SHAPLEY ALGORITHM: “THE PERSON CHIEFLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COOPERATIVE GAME THEORY IS LLOYD SHAPLEY”

GALE, David and SHAPLEY, Lloyd. College Admissions and the Stability of Marriage. Menasha, Wisconsin and Buffalo, New York, January, 1962.

First edition of this groundbreaking early paper by the co-winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics, Lloyd Shapley. $2,750.00$1,925.00

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SIGNED BY BRET HARTE

HARTE, Bret. Writings of Bret Harte. Boston and New York, 1896-1914. Twenty volumes. Author's Autograph Edition, one of 350 copies signed, numbered and dated Sept. 1896 by Harte, and illustrated throughout throughout with tissue-guarded photogravure plates. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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SMOLLETT’S WORKS, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND

SMOLLETT, Tobias. The Works of Tobias Smollett. Westminster, 1899. Twelve volumes. Beautiful set of Smollett’s novels, bound by Zaehnsdorf, illustrated with numerous frontispieces after Cruikshank. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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FIRST EDITION OF BENTHAM’S PRINCIPAL WORK

BENTHAM, Jeremy. Traites de Legislation Civile et Penale. Paris, 1802. Three volumes.

First edition of this seminal work on penal reform and legislation in general, in full contemporary tree calf gilt. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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“THE SPARK OF JOURNALISM THAT WOULD NEVER DIE”

EPARVIER, Jean. A Paris sous la botte des Nazis. Paris, 1944.

First trade edition, published only three months after the Liberation of Paris, with over 225 black-and-white photogravures, many secretly documenting the Nazi-occupation of Paris from June 1940 to August 1944, this unique copy with a laid-in typed letter dated “22 March 1945” and written regarding this copy’s distinctive tipped-in English translations of the French text, notifying the recipient that “your book” is being hand carried from France to Washington, D.C. by Colonel Knowles, then serving with the Under Secretary of War. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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“THE WORK OF A MASTER… THE HISTORIAN OF GREECE”

(GREECE) GROTE, George. History of Greece. London, 1862, 1873. Ten volumes.

Early edition of Grote’s celebrated history of Greece, illustrated with three frontispiece portraits, a large folding map of Greece, and with 12 engraved maps and plans (eight folding), handsomely bound by Riviere & Son. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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WONDERFUL RUSSIAN WRESTLING POSTER

TSIRK KOLLEKTIV. Krasnaia Maska. Russia, 1920.

Large original poster announcing a program of competitive wrestling matches conducted under the auspices of the “Tsirk Kollektiv” (Circus Collective), typeset in a wide selection of Cyrillic wooden fonts, with bold woodcut of a pair of wrestlers. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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PERRAULT’S TALES, ILLUSTRATED BY ÉTIENNE DRIAN

(DRIAN, Étienne Adrien) PERRAULT, Charles. Contes de Perrault. Paris, 1922.

Limited illustrated edition, number 159 of only 396 copies, of this adult version based on stories by the master of the French literary fairy tale, with 12 rich full-page etchings and five etched headpieces by Étienne Drian. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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ANCIENT COSTUME OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND,

WITH 60 FOLIO HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES

SMITH, Charles Hamilton. Selections of the Ancient Costume. London, 1814.

First edition in book form, the “superior” second issue, with 60 vivid full-page folio hand-colored aquatint illustrations of English and Irish medieval costume, often against full backgrounds depicting castles, interiors, etc. Attractively bound. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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INSCRIBED BY ACTRESS SARAH BERNHARDT TO LORD LYTTON

BERNHARDT, Sarah. L"Aveu, Drame en un Acte en Prose. Paris, 1888.

First edition, in French, of this one-act dramatic comedy, inscribed by Bernhardt in French to Lord Lytton on preliminary leaf: “To His Excellent Lord Lytton, my colleague in dreams, Sarah Bernhardt, 1890.” Handsomely bound by Pierson. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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“ONE OF ‘THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF AMERICAN WRITING THIS CENTURY”

ROTH, Henry. Call It Sleep. New York, 1935.

First edition, second printing issued one year after the first, of Roth’s magnum opus, in scarce colorful unrestored dust jacket. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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“ADIEU, ADIEU! MY NATIVE SHORE FADES O’ER THE WATERS BLUE”

BYRON, George Gordon, Lord. Poetical Works. London, 1854. Ten volumes. Early edition of Byron’s works, with engraved frontispieces and vignette title pages in each volume, 13 of them from drawings by J.M.W. Turner, plus two additional plates by Turner and a folding facsimile of the manuscript of Byron’s early poem “To D—” in Volume I. In a handsome contemporary binding. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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THE STREETER COPY

(CALIFORNIA) RODRIGUEZ DE SAN MIGUEL, Juan. Rectificacion de Graves Equivocaciones. México, 1845.

First edition of this pamphlet, “another defense of the Pious Fund, on behalf of the church” (Streeter). From the renowned Americana collection of Thomas W. Streeter, with his booklabel. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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“THE BEST OF ITS KIND”

ECHARD, Laurence. A General Ecclesiastical History. London, 1702.

First edition of Echard’s history of the early days of the Christian church, with finely engraved frontispiece by Van der Gucht and double-page engraved map of the Holy Land. This copy splendidly bound in an elaborately gilt-decorated Restoration binding. $2,850.00$1,995.00

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“GO ON. GET THE BATH READY”

BOILEAU, Pierre and NARCEJAC, Thomas. The Woman Who Was No More. New York, 1954.

First American edition of the classic tale that was the basis for the Clouzot film Diabolique. $2,900.00$2,030.00

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SUPERB ORIGINAL FIRST-ISSUE ROBERTS EGYPT LITHOGRAPH, HAND-COLORED

ROBERTS, David. In the Slave Market at Cairo. London, 1846.

Beautiful original hand-colored lithograph of the slave market at Cairo from the superb large format first issue of Roberts’ landmark work, Egypt and Nubia (only the first issue is hand-colored on onionskin and mounted on heavier card). $3,000.00$2,100.00

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SUPERB ORIGINAL FIRST-ISSUE ROBERTS HOLY LAND PLATE, HAND-COLORED

ROBERTS, David. Christian Church of St. George at Lud, Ancient Lydda. London, 1842-49.

Beautiful original ha